WWF Wrestling Challenge – December 4th, 1994

December 4, 1994

From the Stabler Arena in Bethelem, PA

Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Ted DiBiase

 

Aldo Montoya vs. Duane Gill

DiBiase goes on about Montoya turning down his offer and says he will pay the price somewhere down the road. Gorilla plugs Montoya & 1-2-3 Kid vs. Heavenly Bodies on the “Action Zone” as DiBiase says Montoya & Kid have never teamed and are going up against a well-oiled machine in the Heavenly Bodies. Montoya works the arm after a flurry of offense then we hear from Montoya in an insert promo speak in both Portuguese and in English. Montoya hits Gill with a missile dropkick but Gill comes back with an eye rake. Gill then hits a jawbreaker and a modified sling blade. DiBiase continues to trash-talk Montoya as Gill uses a scoop slam. Montoya fights back with a flying clothesline then hits a butterfly suplex before using a flying bulldog for the win (3:35).

Thoughts: They focused a lot on Montoya here on both his tag match on Action Zone and from a few weeks ago when Montoya declined DiBiase’s offer to join The Corporation.

 

Survivor Series Report with Todd Pettengill.

 

Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart vs. Curtis Harrison

Neidhart backs Harrison into the corner then catches him with a clothesline. The announcers talk about Bret Hart then Diesel as DiBiase says its not Diesel’s decision to give Bret a rematch, its up to the Championship Committee. Neidhart slams Harrison and targets the back before putting him away with the Camel’s Clutch (2:31).

Thoughts: An easy win for Neidhart whose direction is not quite clear at the moment since he and Owen no longer accompany each other to the ring plus the fact that Bret is out for several weeks and likely getting a rematch when he returns.

 

WWF Live Event News with Charlie Minn.

 

Smoking Gunns vs. Chris Hamrick & Dave DiMegglio

The Gunns work over DiMegglio then do the same to Hamrick. The announcers talk about the Tag Team Title situation and Gorilla thinks the Headshrinkers are the favorite but Capt Lou Albano needs to stop making them wear boots. The Gunns hit a side slam/elbow drop combo and Gorilla thought that was the finished and it seemed like it was supposed to be then the Gunns hit Hamrick with the Sidewinder for the win (3:53). DiBiase then suggests he will have the Tag Team Titles soon.

Thoughts: We got Tag Team Title talk here with DiBiase suggesting he is going to come up with a duo to win the belts in the Tournament.

 

Henry Godwinn vignette airs.

 

Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Ben Jordan

DiBiase is not with Bigelow as he says Bigelow can take care of himself and that the quality of broadcasting suffers when he leaves. DiBiase gives Gorilla a financial lesson as Bigelow slams Jordan. Bigelow continues to overpower Jordan as Gorilla suggests DiBiase team up Bigelow with Bundy. Jordan rolls away from a falling headbutt then fires away but gets caught and hit with an overhead slam. Gorilla calls out Bigelow for ripping off Razor Ramon as Bigelow chokes out Jordan then puts Jordan away after a pair of falling headbutts (2:57).

Thoughts: Interesting comments by DiBiase on why he did not accompany Bigelow as they seem to be heading to a face turn for Bigelow. It was odd though to hear Gorilla suggest DiBiase team up Bigelow & Bundy since they are both monster heels and Gorilla would never help a heel out with suggestions as an announcer.

 

Doink w/ Dink vs. Mike Khoury

Dink whacks Khoury with a giant powder puff then Doink takes Khoury out of the corner. Gorilla reminds us that Dink was Doink’s Christmas gift last year as Doink hits Khoury with a back drop. Khoury comes back with a dropkick for a two count as DiBiase says there will be a big difference with Diesel now that Shawn Michaels is not in his corner. Doink now works the arm then hits a side slam as DiBiase talks about all he can offer Diesel. Doink now heads up top and hits the Whoopie Cushion with sound effects for the win (3:02).

Thoughts: With Doink’s feud with Lawler now over and Wink & Pink seemingly out of the picture it leaves Doink without any direction. And lets face it, the act is just not over.

 

Lex Luger vs. Barry Hardy

Luger has a guest flag bearer as DiBiase wants to know why the kid is holding a flag for a loser. Gorilla tries to push how Luger pinned Tatanka at Survivor Series while DiBiase reminds him that Luger lost the match. Luger runs over Hardy then takes him over with a side headlock. Luger now works a hammerlock as DiBiase talks about IRS “repossessing” the career of The Undertaker. Hardy cheap shots Luger in the corner then lands a few more shots but Luger fights back. Luger then hits a clothesline and a powerslam before the Rebel Rack gets the win (2:34).

Thoughts: Once again, the way they are trying to push Luger as having some sort of moral victory at Survivor Series is completely tone deaf and makes him appear like even more of a loser just by the fact they keep mentioning his loss.

 

Live Event News is Charlie Minn.

 

Next week in action are IRS, British Bulldog, Tatanka, and King Kong Bundy.

 

Final Thoughts: Last week’s show talked about the title switch so this week was a complete bore and there was no reason to watch whatsoever.